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    September 17, 2012
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>> good morning to you. i am ainsley earhardt. >> i am heather nauert. thank you for getting up with us and watching "fox & friends first". >> a fox news alert. a new round of anti protests turning violent overnight. thousands of demonstrators throwing rocks at a u.s. military base and shouting death to america. the spike in violence coming as hezbollah calls for more protests in the mid eels. gregg palkot joins us more with more on the situation there. good morning, greg.
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>> ainsley, heather, we had a transmission difficulty the last couple of minutes. they continue to spread out in tunisia as well because of the muslim film. the latest reports we are seeing is that they are beginning to die down. they happened near one of the main u.s. bases near that city. a lot of rock flowing a lot of cars being burned. this comes after violent froess in pakistan in the business capital of karachi. protestors breached a security barrier went right up to the main walls. the word we are getting from the consulate there is all u.s. people were safe there was casualties among protestors. new call from protests coming from hezbollah leader ordering his folks out on the streets today in beirut.
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he said he waited for the pope to leave. the pope was in over the weekend. the u.s. is working only on emergency basis. staffers and family members have been evacuated over the weekend. this on orders of the state department. this following a deadly riot here near the u.s. embassy compound on friday. we saw that compound ransacked. they are here for a second week of trouble concerning trouble. >> gregg palkot. thanks. as the violent protests continue this morning and continue to spread the white house is sticking to its position the deadly attack on the consulate was not preplanned. this contradicts what we heard from libya's president.
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steve centanni has more. >> was it a planned attack or not? here is susan rice. >> there is an investigation that has begun and will take some time to complete it. that will hill us can certainty what transpired. our best assessment based on the information we have at present is in fact this began as a spontaneous not a premedicated response to what had transpired in cairo. >> others clearly disagree based on the types of weapons used in the attacks that killed ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. they usually laun don't usually a military style assault. they see the attack differently than ambassador rice. >> the way the perpetrators
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acted i think we -- they are choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, this leaves us with no doubt this was preplanned predetermined. >> the chairman of the house untell against committee made a final investigation at least not yet. they were only moderately confident about this there are huge gaps. >> they are hammering the foreign policy. especially the islamic extremism contributing to the current unrest. >> we will continue to monitor
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this one. >> israel has all eyes on iran while muslim froess rageling on. >> benjamin netanyahu is talking about nukes. we are seeing a major difference on where iran's capables stand. listen to this. >> the issue is how to prevent iran from completing nuclear weapons program. they are moving very rapidly to completing the enrichment of the uranium they need to produce a nuclear bomb. they will be 90 percent there 6 months from now. it is a red line before iran this is a country that denies the holocaust promises to wipe out israel. it's like timothy mcveigh walking into a shop in oklahoma city and saying i would like to tend my garden i would like to buy fertilizer. how much do you want, i don't know, 20,000 pounds. we know they are working towards a weapon.
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>> last week u.s. defense secretary leon pineda said aran's nuclear threat is not as eminent. quote it is roughly more than a year now little more than a year. we think we will have the opportunity once we know that we have made that decision to take action necessary to stop iran. more than the time line congressman allen west said the clear lack of defense with our allies is what israel so concerned. listen to what he says. >> this could be a jimmy carter moment for president obama especially when you go back and look at what he says. we have consist dentally showed a policy of appeasement we have not stood up and had a clear defined middle east policy. we emboldened our enemies and confused our allies. you saw the reaction from prime minister netanyahu. more on that later.
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time for the top 5 at 5:00. afghan police turn on american troops once again killing four over the weekend. the lathes deadly attack happened at a row meet checkpoint in southern afghanistan. that checkpoint was first attacked by the insurgents. when american troops arrived to help afghan troops turned on them. >> more than 350,000 students in chicago locked out of their classrooms for a second straight week this after they opted not to vote on a deal that would end their strike. >> they say they need more time to digest all of the details of that tentative contract. the mayor there rob emanuel accused the union of using the children as pawns and says he will sue to end this walkout. parents are equally frustrated.
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it could have been worked out earlier. >> be they should have did all of this before the students started school oochlt oot earl list classes could resume on wednesday. a man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb outside of a bar will head to court. the bomb was fake. it had been built by the fbi. they had been monitoring this kid for the past year ever since he made on-line posts about violent jihad and the killing of americans. ok piers in new york city back at it once again. (channellin ( (chanting) >> new protest plans to mark that one year anniversary
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demonstrators expected to block traffic near the stock exchange making a mess for commuters then forming a wall to keep them from getting into their offices. millions around the world ushering in the jewish new year. rash shanna marks the ten-day period of introspection which ends with yom kapoor. they can start the new year with a clean plate. that's your five at 5:00. time for the first degree weather update with maria molina. good morning everyone. we have rain that is starting to fall down heavy you willy across portions of the gulf coast into the eastern parts of texas. it is basically wrapping up the nice stretch of weather we have
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had across the northeast. fall like temperature low humidity and a lot of sunshine. right now for today the heaviest of the rainfall is going to be concentrated across parts of louisiana, eastern texas and parts of tennessee. we could see localized flash flooding and it could produce a lot of heavy rain in a short amount of time. otherwise across florida and georgia deal with stcattered storms as well. as the storm heads eastward and we head into tomorrow we could see severe weather stretching through parts of georgia up into the northeast. that is something we will keep an eye on especially tomorrow. otherwise look at how much rain we are expecting with this storm up to 8 inches local lie across central tennessee. flooding a big concern. thank you maria. >> it is time for our question of the day. here's what we would like you to brew on this morning. >> do you think that attack last week on the u.s. consulate in libya was coordinated?
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there's a lot of debate about this. the administration saying maybe that's not the case. others take a different approach. >> send us your comments tweet them to us at fox friends first or shoot them to us at fox frienfriendsfirst@foxnews.com. the economy continues to spiral out of control. the u.s. was downgraded once again. how could we stop this tail spin 134 bank on this coming up. after more than 20-years a gorilla and toddler laying together? wow. where is the mom? what do you think about this? we are going to talk about it coming up.
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oo good morning to you. it is 14 minutes after the hour. space shuttle endeavor's final flight will arrive on the 747. it was scheduled to take off from the skkennedy sports cente this morning b. >> kids are eating too much salt. about a thousand milligrams too much each day. that's the same amount that's in one big mac burger. they say this doubles the risk of having high blood pressure. if they are over weight it means more than triple the risk. >> now to stories you can bank on this morning. the dow 14,000 is in sight after the feds move last week. now a reality check could bring the rally crashing down. joining us from the fox business
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network lauren simonetti. >> good morning. >> thanks to ben bernacki saying they will buy out mortgages from now until then. someone is saying hold up. downgrading the debt from a to a minus. the fed stimulus is putting the economy by de basing the u.s. dollar and making things like gas cost more money. if you are in the camp downgrade smound grade the u.s. went to number 7 this year making singapore and finland stronger than the u.s. at least that's according to the smart folks at the economic forum. >> gas prices have been down collectively in the last 43 months. >> exactly. four years ago gas prices were 1.90 a gallon. now north of 3.80. actually 3 ha.86 this morning.
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it is hitting people in the wallet. the government noted a rise in the price of all items consumers bought in august. they said 8 0 percent of the rise was attributed to gas. more money spent at the bump -- pump means less at other places. the iphone 5 new yorkers are already lining up. >> fanatics already on-line one week before it hits store shelves. this past friday when the iphone became available it sold out on-line in hours. many shipping days have been pushed back. you know what's pushed up? apple stock price coming within dollars 700 bucks a share. >> you wish you owned it. >> are you going to get one? >> i have to get an iphone 1 first. i heard the 4 is free now. >> they are really cool. you will be addicted. >> 17 after the hour. more americans against a mob of 400.
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our ambassador and former seals in libya sitting ducks? our consulate security will be talking about that coming up. pictures of kate middleton topless? another republican getting ready to print them. but buckingham palace has other plans for the peeping tom's pictures.
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>> 21 after the hour. a deadly plane crash in colorado closes down the airport there forcing mitt romney to cancel his campaign event. the 68-year-old pilot was killed in that crash. talk about a speedy delivery a woman in labor is on the way to
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the hospital when she realizes the baby isn't going to wait. so she and her husband pull over into the new hampshire motor speedway and deliver the baby right there in the parking lot. the speedway has awarded the baby two tickets to nascar races for the rest of her life. heather? >> let's talk about serious news now. while libya's president says it looks like the attack in benghazi was preplanned the obama administration is still claiming there was quote actionable intelligence foreshadowing that attack. let's listen to this. >> we are aware libya is a place where there have been increasingly violent incidents, the security personnel that the state department thought were required were in place. it obviously didn't prove sufficient to the nature of the attack and sufficient in that moment. >> we have been following this over the weekend. they talk about there will go no
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actionable intelligence. did america abandon its ambassador and a staff in the face of a known risk of attacks? let's go to tony schafer the fellow for advanced studies. good sighing you. >> good seeing you. >> 48-hours prior to the attacks in benghazi u.s. officials were alerted there was going to be some kind avenue tack. this runs in direct contradiction to what they were saying. >> i would go with the libyan government on this. there was a great scene a movie called jaws where richard dreyfus is looking at the body and trying to see if it was a shark that attacked. what is this? a boating accident. this wasn't a boating accident it was a shark attack. it was planned deliberate brat laid out purposely. what you see here going on is a bac backtracking by the add membershipstration who don't want to admit there was an
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attack within 60 days of the election. >> why not admit it? we know they mate americans and hate what they stand for. why not admit it? >> that's the thing to do. they were already going in that direction. no actionable intelligence. that's code for we had intelligence we didn't act on it. therefore it is not actionable. the fort hood shooter they were careful and to this day it was workplace violence. >> way too careful. we know what happened in that situation. >> our men seemed like they were under gunned, under -- did not have the kind of weapons they needed. the weapons does that need to change not just our embassies but others as well. >> the new york times helped the enemy not to be detected. on top of that we choose not to do the necessary things to protect the ambassador at a time when we had a 9-11 anniversary.
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>> what do we need? >> we need to get what is required. bring security around these guys. frankly we have to be listening to people when they tell us. >> we have to bring up security. we had local military around and there were a few as we know navy seals. what do we need to better protect our government? >> every person has to be responsible for security. in the case of libya we don't have a strong central government. that is one of the things we have to first fix. next we have to look at how we secure our members. this guy our ambassador stevens set up to fail. they put him in a situation where they knew there was going to be violence there was a trend of this at least four attacks against western consulates since june. yet instead of being doubled down on personal security they should have had a ring of security for our own guys. >> there had been numerous attacks with interests leading up to this. we want to keep our people safe
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around the world. lieutenant colonel schafer thank you so much for coming in. coming up more reaction to ambassador susan over libya. allen west not happy. listen to this when haired her i heard of asinine, border line ignorant. >> no minuting of words. see why he is so fired up this morning. >> while he is only 202 years old a baby with a gorilla cautioning a real stir on the internet. >> back in 1976 nasa revealed the enterprise.
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>> good morning. welcome back to "fox & friends first". >> i am ainsley earhardt. >> i am heather nauert. we start this morning with a fox news alert. anti-american protests erupting in afghanistan demonstratorings throwing rocks at a u.s. military base and shouting death to america. despite the violence comes as hess bo hezbollah calls for more attacks across the mid eels and the aeae
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air rap world. good morning, greg. >> hey, heather. protests continue to spread around the world triggered by the made in the u.s. anti muslim film. they were here in tunisia and around various countries as we speak. as you mentioned in afghanistan there was trouble this morning on the outskirts of the capital kabul one of the main u.s. military bases there. protestors on the street maybe a couple thousand. many of their officers were woundedment rocks thrown, cars burned and various injuries reported there. the debate itself not preached. this comes a day after another dangerous situation next door pakistan in the capital of karachi. protestors reached a security barrier near the u.s. consulate went right up against the wall of the consulate but did not get
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over those walls. all staffers are reportedly safe again. more casualties among the pro tessers. then over to lobe nonthat worrying developiment that you mentioned call for protests coming from the shi'ite militant leader. he is telling supporters to go out on the street of beirut today and protest against the united states and against that film. he said he waited for the pope to leave. the pope was visiting lebanon over the weekend. back here in tunisia the u.s. embassy is only operating on an emergency basis today. most of the staffers there most of the family members were evacuated over the weekend. that followed orders from the evacuation of the state and followed a nasty protest around the us embassy compound. we saw the remains of that and saw a major tunisian security
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force put out in front of the embassy yesterday and today. the government finally reacting a little bit too late according to some we have been speaking to on the ground here. back to you. gregg palkot thank you so much. the pope calling for peace, hezbollah calling for something else. >> the deadly attack on ghazi was not preplanned that contradicts what we heard from libya's government. >> the investigation continues into that cont lat assault from libya. was this a coordinated attack? the u.s. intelligence agencies simply didn't see it coming. protests over the weekend in afghanistan. even london is outraged over the anti islamic film "made in the united states" continues to spread. was the anger really behind the
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attack in libya. libya's president says no. >> the way the perpetrators acted and moved they are choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration. this leaves us with no doubt this was preplanned, presdermed. that is not how the white house sees it. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations went around to the sunday morning talk shows and argued it all comes back to the film protests that first boiled over in cairo and spread. the u.s. didn't simply miss signs a coordinated attack was in the offing. >> it is important to know there is an fb vifshg gages that has begun and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired. but our kurr brents-- current b
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assessment was in fact when this began was a spontaneous not pro medicated response to what had tran -- pre-meditated response to what happened in cairo. >> if the u.s. determines it was in fact something larger. protests elsewhere are spreading because of that video. at least 20 countries so far. it is time for a look at who is talking. the government are completely disagreeing over information that led up to the attacks. they killed four americans in libya. allen west is talking he is not happy at all with ambassador susan rice. >> when i rist ento do susan rice today several words came to mind, asinine, naive, inem president incompetent.
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when you look at the government the intelligence service put out a letter about potential threats and up riceings about a week before that. it was printed in the jerusalem post on 9-11. having been in a combat zone several times after 9-11 we were on a higher state of security and alertness on 9-11. should have been the exact same thing here. for susan rice to say this was not a rel coordinated attack. i have to ask her what her line of expertise and understand what a stance as well. the president in libya confirms that. more on that every day as we continue to monitor the situation. overnight at least 7 people were killed by a homicide bomber in baghdad. the attacker crashed into a car near the heavily secured green
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zone chth 26 people were injured and several other cars caught on fire. a new development in one of the most sensational crimes the fatal vision case. now the former green beret killing his pregnant wife is give ago new chance to prove he is innocent. jeffery macdonald will ask that hairs found in the how is that don't match his family be admitted as evidence. dna testing did not exist when he was on trial. macdonald who is not eligible for parole until 2020 never wavered from his claim he did not kill his wife and two girls. a washington boy could go blind after a detergent pod exploded in his face. carter jones' mom says her son grabbed the pod when he wasn't looking squeezed it and was instantly covered in detergent.
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it got in his eyes and he even swallowed some of it. the doctors flushed out the detergent but suffered severe chemical burns and could lose vision in eye. some are swallowing these because they look like candy. some calling for these to be taken off the counters immediately. >> they are threatening to file complaints who will took pictures of kate middleton south of france. they are filing a lawsuit against closer mag sglaen that printed the pictures. the company threatened to put the photos in one of the italian magazines. >> take a look at this. is the video real an 18 month old girl playing with a 300 pound gorilla. the video is 22 years old it is real. but it is being released for the first time. it is sparking debate among parents some of whom are really shocked to see this toddler
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being picked up and carried around by such a huge gorilla. the man who released the tape has a gorilla conservation and hoped it would show their gentle nature. not taking that chance. no thanks. 5:38 here on the east coast. >> before you leave the house this morning first degree weather update with maria molina. take a look at today's high temperatures. what a beautiful weekend it was. >> it was a beautiful weekend in new york city. sunshine low humidity. that will be coming to a change. further west producing showers and storms and even areas of heavy rain as we head into tomorrow. enjoy it while you have the nice weather. 78 the high temperature in new york city. we are expecting more sunshine. as we head westbound i want to show you parts of the northern plains only in the 60s. rapid city down into the city of denver highs in the upper 60s. state of texas you are in the
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90s. the raen for that is the storm i just mentioned. that system is moving through portions of the south. we have a frontal pouboundary pushing from the northwest. they will meet up as we go through the eastern sea board and produce showers and storms maybe severe weather. heaviest will be across eastern texas louisiana up through parts of tennessee where we can pick up locally up to 4 inches of rain. >> oo it is official. you are looking at the new american idol judges keith urban nicky mondaj. and randy jackson. it is the 12th season of idol. amanda bynes busted by police once again. cops pulling over the actress who was driving with a suspended license then they towed her car. she wasn't arrested.
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booi bynes lost her driving privileges after a dui and two alleged hit and runs. getting no sympathy from lindsay loh lohan. why did i get put in jail and nickelodeon star has no punishments so far? >> in second the rerelease of finding nemo made 17 and a half million dollars while the possession fell to third with $5.8 million. >> teenagers going to the horror flick movies. >> it was not me that's for sure. >> big nfl games this weekend. 49ers saying they are a force to be reckoned with. up against the detroit lions the touchdown passes from alex smith vernon davis helped secure a win over the lions 27-19. this game it was awesome.
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new york giants almost dropping the ball against the buccaneers. they heated up in the second half eli manning throwing for 510 yards. andre brown scoring on a 2 yard run with 31 seconds left in that game. the giants won 41-34. an upsetting home opener for the new england patriots. they could win that against the quarterback kevin hall with through for one touchdown ran for another. thanks to a missed field goal the cardinals won 20-18. i was in the airport folks were live outside of the restaurant watching. >> going crazy. >> now 42 after the hour coming up it is the last chance to answer the question of the day. do you think the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was coordinated? >> not so lady like. lingerie football player flat on
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>> 15 minutes to the top of the hour. let's span the globe to see what headlines are making it overseas. vessels destroyers assault ships and more are heading into the straight of vstrait of ver mout. a volcano erupted overnight send clouds of thick ash and lava. no evacuations have been ordered. no reports of major damage or injuries. finally to brazil the 2012 world cup mascot is revealed. the arm dillow. it was picked as a strong ecological message as the arm dill law is an endangered species. they will have until mid november to pick the name for the little fy guy.
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he carries the colors greene, yellow and blue. >> do you think the attack on the consulate in libya was coordinated. here are some of the responses so far. >> >> thanks to everyone who responded. keep those comments coming in. >> it is now 47 minutes after the hour. trying to travel first class on a middle class budge the. a lot of us try to do this. the tips you need to travel like a king. >> first we will check in with steve doocy see what's coming up on "fox & friends". >> shortly we are going to have a guy who has franchises for kentucky fried chicken and taco bell. he will drop by to tell us how
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obama care is going to drop his profits in half. a college grad says hey mr. president i voted for you now where are the jobs? this is not the hope and change i voted for. we are live only thing missing, you. we kickoff 12 minutes from now. hope you will be with us.
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>> it is now 10 minutes before the hour. this is a picture of a solar eclipse taken from mars. one of the red planet's moon takes a slight bite out of the sun's edge. the image caught on camera by the curiosity rover as a filter and sent back to earth. you would think you were a side
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line judge they might remove your pictures from facebook and all of the posts about what a big fan you are. that's not the case for brian. hours before the kickoff the nfl told him from judging the game after finding out about those posts. thanks so much heather. time for the first class travel. we have tips on how you can fly first class on a middle class budget. the youngest person to visit every country. no kidding. travel expert good to see you again, lee. good to see you. >> great to have you on. if you search them individually you can't nined them on on-line search engines. find out which airlines fly tol which places google the airport and wikipedia will be the first thing to comes up for that airport then you can look and see which airlines fly to which
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airports. a lot of times you haven't heard of the airline. >> you can get better fares through the smaller. >> if you find flights to go to individually go to delta.com it is sfiems $5 cheaper. >> sometimes they are running a special so you can save a lot of money. >> you say try flexible fare searchs. >> say you wanted to leave march 15th for instance. you could say you want to look 3 days before and after. you can go up to 9 months in advance to see what the best fare is. if you visit your grandma in florida she doesn't care if you come this week or on a saturday or wednesday. >> what a luxury to be able to do that. avoid flying on the weekend. >> most people fly friday to
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monday afternoon. business people especially so it pushes the cost of the fares up. unless you leave randomly on a middle of a saturday it's best to fly on a tuesday, wednesday, thursday if possible. not everybody has that flexibility. >> even if you are not on the 8:00 a.m. flight the fare drops, too. >> if you leave at 6:00 a.m. it's better than leaving at 8:00 a.m. >> the common mistake we all assume all of the travel sites from the same prices. you are saying no? >> not all travel sites are created equal. because you look at expedia or travelocity doesn't mean it will be the same price as orbitz or kayak or one of those. just look around comparison price shop and then of course as we said look at the individual airline's web sites then just google it. there are sites out there that will send you alerts to when there is a sale to charleston, south carolina.
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>> we are always willing to go there. it will tell you when it is cheaper. finally, i love this stuff. use corporate and discount rates. ask your friends what the corporate codes are so you can get discounts. >> i have a ton of codes because i live in new york i have a lot of friends that work in different big companies. you get their discount codes and you can book your hotel rooms using those. there are also sites on the internet you can google them and find out the airline discount code. never have i been asked to show an id card for the company or whatever. i am telling you you can save hundreds of dollars if you are going to stay at a nice hotel for 4 or 5 days you can save 100 a day. >> he's coming back tomorrow we are going to get a list of those codes. you share them with us? >> i will tweet you. >> five to the top of the hour. the gridiron isn't just for guys. you are going to love this video. check this out. tips from the ladies from the lingerie football league.
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so who's in control now, mayans? >> good morning, let's look at the good, bad and ugly. a north carolina family lost their dog four years ago happily reunited. after searching monthhs and months the family lost hope of seeing casey. a family found casey thanks to a microchip and able to track down the owner. complaints of illegal robo-calls are on the rise. folks wondering if the do not call list working. fewer telemarketers are checking the list. finally the ugly. a lingerie football player knocking another player off of the field.